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  •  I quit the NRA in 1981, although I'm still a (7+ / 0-)

    militant gun owner. As one of the major conduits of batshit RW crazeh (in addition to some degree of what I deem legitimate political advocacy) the NRA needs its gonads snipped.

    Sadly, now is a very good time to try it, keeping in mind that the last time the Democratic Party heavily invested itself in gun control, the NRA coordinated with other forces on the right; we got whipped like a rented mule, especially in state legislatures; and have still not fully recovered in many states.

    I am not willing to destroy our recovery of political power in pursuit of federal gun control laws; there is far too much else to be recovered, far too much else to be advanced. (That said, I do think it may be possible to press for federal restrictions on magazine capacity.) But I think (a) going after the NRA is a very interesting strategy, and (b) there is progress to be made on gun control laws at the state and local level.


    by raincrow on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:56:41 PM PST

    •  Btw, you may be able to peel off some NRA members (3+ / 0-)


      by raincrow on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 11:00:57 PM PST

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    •  Federal law that does not prevent local and state (2+ / 0-)
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      mamamedusa, Glen The Plumber

      laws from trying what might be viewed as more restrictive approaches to actually implementing 'well-regulated control' would be fine by me.  I actually believe in trying out things first at smaller levels before trying to enact them across the country.

      And as I've said to several folks, I'm not looking to 'ban guns', but to more closely regulate access to them at the point in time in which they're going to be used.

      As a gun owner, would you be opposed to not having to worry about thieves breaking in to steal your guns, or children finding them because you just once happened to be careless?  To, in fact, not even have to own hunting rifles if you didn't want to, but simply be able to check them out for hunting trips like you would a library book?

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